This week saw the long-awaited release of Thief Simulator 2 on Steam. The original 2018 game was a surprise hit for publisher PlayWay, with the sequel announced in 2021. However, originally slated for a 2022 release the game was delayed and pushed back. And while PC players can start honing their thievery skills, console players will have to wait until 2024.
Co-developed by CookieDev and Ultimate Games (Ultimate Fishing Simulator), there’s currently no precise console launch window in 2024. The devs have simply confirmed support for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.
The second time’s a charm
If you’ve not played the first game the idea is fairly straightforward. You’re a thief, and to earn a living you break into multiple locations to steal whatever you can find. The more valuable the better. As you earn more money and your reputation improves, you can buy cool gadgets and unlock more lucrative jobs.
A combination of stealth gameplay combined with simulated real-world physics and scenarios, you need to get in and out quickly and quietly. Starting with petty crimes, you’ll soon find yourself dealing with ever more complex houses, banks and restaurants, stripping them of money, valuables, and other items.
Across two modes (story and freeplay) there a 20 houses to loot, 15 contracts to complete as well as payphone missions.
Here are some of Thief Simulator 2’s – Key Features:
- Many enhancements and new features
- Two game modes (story and free mode)
- Extensive character development system
- Diverse and expansive locations
- A wide selection of equipment (from crowbars to new technologies)
- Radio stations and the option to add your own music
- Multiple paths to achieve objectives
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